2018 Eisner Award Winners

2018 Eisner Award Winners

Below is the full list of 2018 Eisner Award Nominees & Winners. The Winners are in BOLD. The awards were presented at a ceremony in San Diego, California on the evening of Friday, July 20, 2018 as part of Comic-Con International. Presenters included Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek’s Lt...

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Nate Powell talk and signing for Come Again August 16

Nate Powell talk and signing for Come Again August 16

Meet the acclaimed artist of Congressman John Lewis’ autobiographic graphic novel of the civil rights movement — March. He will be talking about his work and career, answering questions and signing copies of his books. His latest—Come Again—is One of Publishers Weekly‘s “Top 10...

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Something Good To Read On A Sunday for July 15th

Something Good To Read On A Sunday for July 15th

And we are back! It has been a long time since the Sunday Service last ran (late October 2017 when we got stuck in Major Moving Mode – We are not quite done unpacking yet). But hopefully this bit of link bloggery is back for regular weekly installments. It is fitting that we open back

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Meet Jim Starlin – The Infinity Architect

Meet Jim Starlin – The Infinity Architect

Jim Starlin started his career in comics in the early 1970s, he is best known for “cosmic” tales and space opera; for revamping the Marvel Comics characters Captain Marvel and Adam Warlock; and for creating or co-creating the Marvel characters Thanos, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora and Shang-Chi...

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Boxing Day Sale

Boxing Day Sale

It’s 20 percent off everything in the WowCool.com  store for one day only. Today. December 26th. Boxing Day. It’s a new store, too. We just made it. There is much more there than there ever was before and we keep adding to it every week. Dozens of books new and old, every single...

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New Arrivals December 15

New Arrivals December 15

As we ease into the new Wow Cool online shop we are also working out how to best announce new books each week. This inaugural post in the new format covers the last two weeks of books new to the Cupertino and online stores. You can now order directly from blog pages. We will eventually

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Jim Rugg on the AltComics Podcast

Jim Rugg on the AltComics Podcast

Jim Rugg makes comics, books, drawings, illustrations, and designs. His books and comics include Street Angel, Afrodisiac, the PLAIN Janes, Rambo 3.5, Notebook Drawings, and Supermag. He has exhibited drawings at iam8bit, Gallery1988, Mondo, and the Society of Illustrators. Honors include Eisner...

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Something Good To Read On A Sunday

Something Good To Read On A Sunday

Art: The Politics and Weirdness of Shade the Changing Girl Cecil Castellucci tells us about what informs the strangeness of Young Animal’s Shade the Changing Girl. Music: The great The Pop Group has re-released their debut LP Y digitally and you can get it on Bandcamp. New to me is this...

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Something Good To Read on A Sunday

Something Good To Read on A Sunday

Art: Wim Wenders’ polaroids taken during the 1970s and 80s will be on exhibit at London’s Photographers Gallery 20 OCT 2017 – 11 FEB 2018. “Instant Stories. Wim Wenders’ Polaroids” received notices from the New Yorker and the Guardian. “Michel Fiffe to...

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Peter S. Conrad on the AltComics Podcast

Peter S. Conrad on the AltComics Podcast

Peter S. Conrad is a cartoonist, illustrator and graphic novelist based in the South San Francisco Bay Area – AKA Silicon Valley. He is responsible for the long-running “Attempted Not Known” series in all its many forms. You have probably seen his drawings in many places over...

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Halloween ComicFest 2017 at Wow Cool September 28

Halloween ComicFest 2017 at Wow Cool September 28

Tricks! Treats! Free Comics! Haunted Lemonade Stand! Storewide 20% OFF sale! Spooky Music! Demonic Bargain Bins! Wow Cool Alternative Comics hosts the third annual Halloween party at our Cupertino store. Wow Cool | Alternative Comics is a small bookstore specializing in indie comics. We are...

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Something Good To Read On A Sunday

Something Good To Read On A Sunday

Art The Mega Builder of Garry’s Mod. Vioxtar aka Michael Efraim does some amazing things with the Source engine sandbox. Derf on the demise of the Village Voice. I interviewed Derf last week for the AltComics podcast. Music “Sam Shepard Remembered” part 1 by his bandmate in the...

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